PARADISE BAY SARASOTA BAY BOAT & FISH CLUB FEBRUARY MINUTES
January 28, 2020
President, Carl Shaver
Vice President, Gary Armour
Treasurer, Joyce Stepansky
Secretary, Sheila Gilstrap
The meeting was called to order at 11:00 AM by President, Carl Shaver, 108 members present, 2 Coast Guard Auxiliary Guests and 2 Special Speaker Guests.
Carl thanked all who volunteered for the Frank & Bean Dinner, special thanks to Ken Huizinga and John Kalman! There were 632 tickets sold, 559 meals served, 50/50 $917.00 with three winners of $153.00. Profit estimate $1,647.00. A Full Treasurer’s Report will be at the March meeting. Contest Awards were presented. Minutes were read and approved.
VICE PRESIDENT REPORT: Hats and Shirts are available. Coast Guard Inspection today after the luncheon. CPR/AED sign-up sheets passed around.
Discussion on the confusion regarding the FWC Trout Regulations. Marcia Monroe and Gary Armour presented further research. Trout is Catch & Release through May 31, 2020.
DOCKMASTER’S REPORT: 7-8 Docks were awarded in January. Don Vogel and Jerry Kozminski repainted numbers on sea wall.
BOAT ASSIST LIST: Jim Gath has an updated list available. Please let him know any changes.
MOTION; Donate $500.00 to Paradise Bay Estates, $300.00 Sarasota Bay RV Park Activity Clubs. PASSED
NOMINATIONS: All current officers nominated to served 1 more year. Vote Passed.
FISH FRY DINNER: March 27, 2020. Please contact Norm Kitchen or Gary Armour with donations.
EASTER DINNER: Susan Miller will have sign ups at March meeting for April 12 dinner.
Paradise Bay Artificial Reef Study: Tom Guinan and Gary Plum researching for March 3 meeting with full report. Jim McDaniels, Anna Maria Director of Development has been invited to our March meeting.
Special Speakers George Halper, President and Brian Lewis, Secretary Treasurer from the Florida Fisheries Foundation Presentation with information on building oyster habitat’s for installation under docks. They are also building a Fish Hatchery in Bokeelia, Florida. Their foundation is a Non-Profit with members including Current and Former Fishing Guides. They also brought a sample of their Oyster Habitat’s. Question and Answer Period Followed.
Meeting adjourned 11:58 AM, The Chili Luncheon followed and Coast Guard Boat Inspections.